I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the History Department at Duke University, where I work on the political, legal, and commercial history of European states. I was previously the Postdoctoral Associate of the project "Corporations and International Law: Past, Present, and Future," based in the History Department and School of Law at Duke. I am particularly drawn to the history of Roman law, both in antiquity and in later periods, and the history of political and economic institutions. Before moving to Duke, I completed my dissertation in the Department of the Classics at Harvard University (PhD Classics (Ancient History), 2017). My dissertation examined several cases of consequential legal change to argue that the first-order characteristics of Roman property law were determined more by the administration of the Roman Empire and by economic development than by the work of professional jurists. I also maintain broad interests in political theory and the philosophy of history.